Births to women receiving late or no prenatal care (2002–2004) in Texas

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Births to women receiving late or no prenatal care (2002–2004)

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: The number and percent of births to women who received inadequate prenatal care.

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

Footnotes: Based on Kessner Index criteria, care is deemed inadequate if the mother never received prenatal care, care began in the 3rd trimester, if care included 4 or fewer visits for a pregnancy of 34 or more weeks, 3 or fewer for a pregnancy of 32-33 weeks, 2 or fewer for a pregnancy of 30-31 weeks, one or fewer for a pregnancy of 22-29 weeks, or no visits for a pregnancy of 17-21 weeks.